2013

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Go to http://www.musicoutfitters.com/
In the search box in the upper right hand corner, enter the year you graduated from high school. The first item returned should be the top 100 songs from that year. Cut and paste them into your journal.

Bold the ones you like.
Underline your favorite.
Strike through the songs you loathe.

The Year: 1987

  1. Walk Like An Egyptian, Bangles -- *does the Egyptian dance thingy*

  2. Alone, Heart -- Saw them recently on TV & it sounded like she was reaching (badly) to hit the notes.

  3. Shake You Down, Gregory Abbott

  4. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me), Whitney Houston -- What in the hell happened to her? Oh wait, that would be Bobby Brown.

  5. Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now, Starship

  6. C'est La Vie, Robbie Nevil

  7. Here I Go Again, Whitesnake

  8. The Way It Is, Bruce Hornsby and the Range -- *shudder*

  9. Shakedown, Bob Seger -- This one pops in my head occasionally.

  10. Livin' On A Prayer, Bon Jovi

  11. La Bamba, Los Lobos

  12. Everybody Have Fun Tonight, Wang Chung

  13. Don't Dream It's Over, Crowded House

  14. Always, Atlantic Starr

  15. With Or Without You, U2

  16. Looking For A New Love, Jody Watley

  17. Head To Toe, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam -- She still sounds good.

  18. I Think We're Alone Now, Tiffany -- Bubblegum is good every now and then.

  19. Mony Mony, Billy Idol -- How can you not like that sneer?

  20. At This Moment, Billy Vera and The Beaters

  21. Lady In Red, Chris De Burgh

  22. Didn't We Almost Have It All, Whitney Houston

  23. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, U2

  24. I Want Your Sex, George Michael -- Phbbt, I just wanted George.

  25. Notorious, Duran Duran

  26. Only In My Dreams, Debbie Gibson -- see #18

  27. (I've Had) The Time Of My Life, Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes -- Back when Ms. Grey had her original nose.

  28. The Next Time I Fall, Peter Cetera and Amy Grant -- Really, I don't like Amy's pop music. I like her Xian material.

  29. Lean On Me, Club Nouveau

  30. Open Your Heart, Madonna -- Liking Madonna is like on page 2 of the Gay Union contract.

  31. Lost In Emotion, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam

  32. (I Just) Died In Your Arms, Cutting Crew

  33. Heart And Soul, T'Pau I so <3 this album.

  34. You Keep Me Hangin' On, Kim Wilde

  35. Keep Your Hands To Yourself, Georgia Satellites

  36. I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me), Aretha Franklin and George Michael

  37. Control, Janet Jackson -- Back when she still had body fat.

  38. Somewhere Out There, Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram

  39. U Got The Look, Prince -- wtf? Why isn't Sheena credited?

  40. Land Of Confusion, Genesis

  41. Jacob's Ladder, Huey Lewis and The News

  42. Who's That Girl, Madonna

  43. You Got It All, Jets

  44. Touch Me (I Want Your Body), Samantha Fox

  45. I Just Can't Stop Loving You, Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett

  46. Causing A Commotion, Madonna

  47. In Too Deep, Genesis

  48. Let's Wait Awhile, Janet Jackson

  49. Hip To Be Square, Huey Lewis and the News

  50. Will You Still Love Me?, Chicago -- Peter Cetera's voice is very iffy for me.

  51. Little Lies, Fleetwood Mac

  52. Luka, Suzanne Vega

  53. I Heard A Rumour, Bananarama -- I really liked this trio, now a duo

  54. Don't Mean Nothing, Richard Marx -- *gags*

  55. Songbird, Kenny G -- *gags again*

  56. Carrie, Europe

  57. Don't Disturb This Groove, System

  58. La Isla Bonita, Madonna

  59. Bad, Michael Jackson -- *sigh* Shoot me now.

  60. Sign 'O' The Times, Prince

  61. Change Of Heart, Cyndi Lauper

  62. Come Go With Me, Expose

  63. Can't We Try, Dan Hill

  64. To Be A Lover, Billy Idol

  65. Mandolin Rain, Bruce Hornsby and the Range

  66. Breakout, Swing Out Sister

  67. Stand By Me, Ben E. King

  68. Tonight, Tonight, Tonight, Genesis

  69. Someday, Glass Tiger

  70. When Smokey Sings, ABC -- Wasn't the usual ABC song.

  71. Casanova, Levert

  72. Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine

  73. Rock Steady, Whispers

  74. Wanted Dead Or Alive, Bon Jovi -- They played this at my fucking prom, ugh!

  75. Big Time, Peter Gabriel

  76. The Finer Things, Steve Winwood

  77. Let Me Be The One, Expose

  78. Is This Love, Survivor

  79. Diamonds, Herb Alpert

  80. Point Of No Return, Expose

  81. Big Love, Fleetwood Mac -- This and "Tusk" I consider the worst of FM.

  82. Midnight Blue, Lou Gramm

  83. Something So Strong, Crowded House

  84. Heat Of The Night, Bryan Adams

  85. Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You, Glenn Medeiros

  86. Brilliant Disguise, Bruce Springsteen

  87. Just To See Her, Smokey Robinson

  88. Who Will You Run To, Heart

  89. Respect Yourself, Bruce Willis -- Mr. Willis, like Mr. Wagner, should stick to acting.

  90. Cross My Broken Heart, Jets

  91. Victory, Kool and The Gang

  92. Don't Get Me Wrong, Pretenders -- Chrissie has one of the best voices around.

  93. Doing It All For My Baby, Huey Lewis and The News -- It's the video, ok?

  94. Right On Track, Breakfast Club

  95. Ballerina Girl, Lionel Richie

  96. Meet Me Half Way, Kenny Loggins

  97. I've Been In Love Before, Cutting Crew

  98. (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right To Party, Beastie Boys -- The only song of theirs I like.

  99. Funkytown, Pseudo Echo -- The original was better but I liked it none-the-less.

  100. Love You Down, Ready For The World
  • Current Music: Swing Out Sister - "Breakout"
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